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Silent Courage

SILENT COURAGE It has been awhile since I posted anything. Two days after my last post, a family member died unexpectedly.

In those moments immediately following her death, one thing I forgot is that “hurting people, hurt people.” Therefore, instead of having a disciplined response to the anger and drama directed at me by someone who was clearly hurting, I reacted. Continue reading

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Hope Deferred…

Hope DefferedHope is defined as, “the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best”.

We have all hoped for something. There are times that the thing in which we hoped for manifests in our lives. Then sometimes our hopes turn into disappointments. Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Kindness

 The Healing Power of Kindness 2“The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed;  those who help others are helped.” Proverbs 11:25

The restaurant was crowded, but it was an all-you-can-eat buffet, so I should have expected it.

The table in front of me had four children sitting alone.  Their mother sat at the table next to them.  Consumed with the man sitting next to her, she paid no attention to what her children were doing.

I watched as these children brought plates of rolls, bowls of ice cream and plates of dessert to the table.  Without touching any of it, they left for more. Continue reading

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Comparison: The Thief of Joy

As I grow physically and spiritually, I learn to accept who I am, appreciate what I have, grow where I am in life, and love how God made me. However, it is a process and at times, I am still tempted to compare.

“Comparison is the thief of joy” (Theodore Roosevelt)

The quote by Theodore Roosevelt sums up so well the danger or down side of comparison – it can steal your joy!

Comparison will cause you to overestimate/over value what someone else has and underestimate/devalue what you have or vice versa. You will miss the blessing and beauty of today if you are comparing yourself to someone else.

Just because someone has something you do not have or is different from you, it does not make him or her better than or more blessed than you are. It just makes them different. Our differences are what make us unique.

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